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Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of English - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (21940)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of English - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (21940)

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Visiting Assistant Professor

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College of LA&S Dean


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RH 216A

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Overview :

We seek a candidate in the field of Secondary English Education with a commitment to preparing teaching candidates to work in schools with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.

Position Summary:

The candidate would reveal this commitment through excellence in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship, and through collaborative efforts with other teacher preparation programs at the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

The visiting faculty member will teach three courses per semester in 2022–2023.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

  • Earned Doctorate in Secondary English Education or related field, or anticipated earned Doctorate in Secondary English Education or related field by August 2022
  • Demonstrated potential for maintaining an active research and publication agenda
  • Three or more years of Secondary English teaching experience in public school setting

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of edTPA or equivalent teacher performance assessment
Experience supervising teacher candidates in the field or in supervising teachers in a school

Experiences working with diverse populations of learners

Demonstrated potential for building community partnerships

Knowledge of accreditation processes

Experience providing professional development for teachers

Commitment to contributing to the department’s ongoing research and scholarship in English education

Mentorship of students in professional activities, such as presenting at academic conferences and writing journal articles

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$45,000 to $55,000 Actual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.

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Application Materials and ProceduresComplete applications submitted to: by May 18, 2022 will receive fullest consideration, review of applications received after May 18, 2022 will continue until the position is filled.

Appointment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check upon hire.

Required Documents

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  • Writing Sample
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

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EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report. Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.


Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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